September 10, 2009

The Benefit of Independent Retirement Living at Palmer Hills

Submitted by Palmer Hills Independent Retirement Living

For many seniors, the thought of leaving their homes to move into a retirement community is unsettling. It is widely assumed that the only option when moving out of one’s home is to move into a nursing home. However, this is not the case. Never before have there been so many choices and solutions for retired seniors looking to make a move.

What is often overlooked is the fastest growing option in senior living: Independent Retirement Living. Independent retirement living communities offer a solution for seniors looking to simplify their lives, but who do not necessarily need the individual attention found in nursing or assisted living homes, including medical or personal assistance with everyday tasks such as bathing and medication management. With most independent retirement living facilities, residents care for themselves, but are able to enjoy a simplified retirement lifestyle, free from everyday worries and chores such as cooking, cleaning, driving, or home maintenance.

While every independent retirement living community is different, leading providers such as Holiday Retirement feature communities that offer the following: chef-prepared meals made daily, activity and wellness coordinators that plan numerous events for the community, weekly housekeeping and linen service, local transportation services, suites that include kitchenettes or even full kitchens, live-in management and/or 24-hour security, chapel services, travel programs, on-site barber shops and beauty salons, a concierge service, and more.

The cost of an independent retirement community is generally quite a bit less than assisted living or nursing homes—and may be less expensive than living at home. Prices range widely, depending on the size of the suite and the services offered by the community. When you take into account the items and services that are provided for the price of residency at an independent retirement living community, the cost may actually be less than that of maintaining a home. Take a moment and add up the following: home mortgage, property taxes, utilities (electricity, gas, water, sewer, garbage) auto insurance and other costs of private transportation, food, yard and home maintenance, housekeeping, security system, etc. The cost of these necessities add up quickly, and are often to as much or more than the cost of a retirement residence.

As a resident at Palmer Hills, a Holiday Retirement Community, you maintain your independence, living in your own private suite, coming and going as you please, and making the choices that are right for you. We offer the perfect Holiday Lifestyle! Our all-inclusive rent, with no long-term leases, minimizes life’s responsibilities, and our independent retirement lifestyle leaves you in control, making the choices that are right for you. That’s the benefit of independent retirement living. While Palmer Hills provides the service and safety of a retirement community, you spend your time how you want: making new friends, volunteering in the community, participating in numerous enriching activities, or simply relaxing with those close to you. The choice is yours. It’s independent retirement living…for how you want to live.

Call today or stop by for a complimentary meal and guided tour of Palmer Hills, a beautiful Holiday Retirement community located in Bettendorf.